The origin of the Invalides

The origin of the Invalides
Copyright : Wikimedia - Alexandre Paul Joseph Veron Veron-Bellecourt - Napoléon Ier visitant l'infirmerie des Invalides, 11 février 1808

Let's come back to the buildings. As we’ve already mentioned, the initial function of the Invalides was to take in French army veterans. They were housed in the left and right hand wings. 4 vast halls served as the canteen where up to 1,500 ex-servicemen


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